For Immediate Release
FBI National Press Office
Frank Figliuzzi Named Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s
Cleveland Field Office
FBI Director Robert S. Mueller, III, has named C. Frank
Figliuzzi the Special Agent in Charge of the Cleveland
Field Office. The Cleveland Field Office is headquartered
in downtown Cleveland, Ohio, with nine resident agencies
in Akron, Canton, Elyria, Lima, Mansfield, Painesville,
Sandusky, Toledo, and Youngstown.
Mr. Figliuzzi was appointed an FBI Special Agent in August
1987, and assigned to the FBI's Atlanta Division where
he worked terrorism and foreign counterintelligence investigations.
In 1992, he was promoted to the National Security Division
at FBI Headquarters in Washington, DC, with responsibility
for oversight of economic espionage matters.
In 1995, Mr. Figliuzzi was named Supervisory Senior Resident
Agent, Palo Alto Resident Agency, in the FBI's San Francisco
Division. His office, near Silicon Valley, California led
the FBI in investigations of foreign sponsored thefts of
trade secrets. In 1997, he was tasked to lead one of the
FBI's first squads exclusively devoted to crimes against
children. This San Francisco squad was responsible for
responding to child kidnaping, investigating child pornography,
and unsolved child abductions and murders. In 1998, he
was promoted to Unit Chief in the Office of Professional
Responsibility at FBI Headquarters. In this position he
adjudicated allegations of serious misconduct against FBI
personnel in the Eastern United States.
In 1999, Mr. Figliuzzi was appointed Assistant Special
Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Miami Division, the
fifth largest in the country. He led the Miami Division's
White Collar Crime Branch known for its successful investigations
of high profile public corruption and corporate fraud cases.
Following the attacks of 09/11/2001, he was selected to
head FBI Miami's new Counterterrorism Branch. He implemented
the South Florida Joint Terrorism Task Force with 160 personnel
from 34 agencies. He served as on-scene commander during
the nation's first anthrax murder in Boca Raton, Florida.
In August 2004, Mr. Figliuzzi was promoted to Inspector.
Based in Washington, DC, he led teams responsible for assessing
FBI operations around the world. In December 2005, he became
the FBI's Chief Inspector.
A Connecticut native, Mr. Figliuzzi earned a Juris Doctorate
with honors from the University of Connecticut School of
Law, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Literature
from Fairfield University.
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